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  • HOW YOU GET THE GIRL

    HOW YOU GET THE GIRL

    by Anita Kelly | Read by Lindsey Dorcus, Gail Shalan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Lindsey Dorcus and Gail Shalan's wonderfully matched dual narration gives a satisfying emotional fullness to this warmhearted contemporary romance set on the sneaker-streaked hardwood courts of Tennessee. When former professional basketball player Elle Cochrane takes in her cousin's daughter, Vanessa, it draws her reluctantly back into the basketball world. Recognizing the... Read More

  • NIGHTBLOOM

    NIGHTBLOOM

    by Peace Adzo Medie | Read by Jessica Sarkodie, Ekua Ekumah, Sarah Dorgbadzi

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This complicated story of friendship, migration, and loss is told by Jessica Sarkodie, Ekua Ekumah, and Sarah Dorgbadzi. They create a delightful listening experience with lilting rhythms of slightly accented English. The trio display the variety of personalities in Ghanaian women as depicted in this tale of Selasi and Akorfa. As children, the two girls are best friends,... Read More

  • THE DARKNESS BEFORE THEM

    THE DARKNESS BEFORE THEM Soulfire Saga, Book 1

    by Matthew Ward | Read by Sara Novak

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Sara Novak narrates the first installment of a new trilogy called The Soulfire Saga. Kat is a trained thief who is hoping to wipe out her father's debt. When a planned heist goes awry, she is sentenced to be executed and is then rescued by rebels. Everything gets much more complicated as political intrigue unfolds. The audiobook begins with the cast of characters and concludes... Read More

  • THE SUN SETS IN SINGAPORE

    THE SUN SETS IN SINGAPORE

    by Kehinde Fadipe | Read by Dami Olukoya

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dami Olukoya juggles the three central female characters in this audiobook. The lives of these expatriates play out amid the luxury of Singapore. Olukoya moves between Dara, an ambitious lawyer on her way to making partner; Amaka, a banker obsessed with designer brands; and Lillian, the newbie expat wife. Olukoya sets a quick pace, playing up the humor laced throughout the... Read More

  • THE ASCENT

    THE ASCENT

    by Adam Plantinga | Read by Charles Halford, Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The dual narration team of Charles Halford and Christine Lakin keeps this audiobook thriller moving along--actually, straight up, as the title suggests. Kurt, a former cop, is busted on trumped-up charges and finds himself headed to prison. That same day, Julie, the governor's daughter, is set to tour the facility. The day goes horribly wrong, and they end up trapped. Their... Read More

  • THE ATLAS MANEUVER

    THE ATLAS MANEUVER Cotton Malone, Book 18

    by Steve Berry | Read by Scott Brick

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this eighteenth entry in Berry's bestselling Cotton Malone series, narrator Scott Brick shepherds the new adventure with perfect pacing and emphasis. A CIA investigation into a stockpile of WWII Japanese gold stashed in Luxembourg's Bank of St. George pushes retired Justice Department operative Malone out of his Copenhagen bookstore and back into action, babysitting the... Read More

  • IN THE SHADOW OF FEAR

    IN THE SHADOW OF FEAR America and the World in 1950

    by Nick Bunker | Read by Rich Miller

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Rich Miller gives a solid narration of this history of the United States' transition from the post-WWII alliance to the beginning of the Cold War in 1949-50. Bunker shows us the people who made history with all of their foibles, hypocrisy, and human flaws. All of them are very human beings filled with confidence and, all too often, not much wisdom. My father and mother both... Read More

  • HOW MIGRATION REALLY WORKS

    HOW MIGRATION REALLY WORKS The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics

    by Hein de Haas | Read by Matthew Spencer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This timely audiobook on migration translates extremely well to audio due to its straightforward organization and clear summaries of statistical material. Matthew Spencer's measured pacing and professorial tone are well suited to represent the author, a Dutch sociologist who is director of Oxford University's International Migration Institute. The audiobook begins with precise... Read More

  • FINDING MR. PURRFECT

    FINDING MR. PURRFECT

    by Gary Codi | Read by Henriette Zoutomou

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Henriette Zoutomou entices the listener into this story of frenemies who conduct a fake romance. Charity Simmons is a baker and part owner of a cat café; Will Schwartz is a marketing executive. Charity needs a boyfriend in order to stop her parents from trying to match her up with men they deem "appropriate." She turns to Will for help. Zoutomou provides Charity's... Read More

  • THIS IS THE HONEY

    THIS IS THE HONEY An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kwame Alexander [Ed.] | Read by Mahogany L. Brown, Joel Damany Steingold

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    Anyone who wants to know what's going on in contemporary Black poetry should seek out this anthology. Most of the big names, including Rita Dove and Nikki Giovanni, are here, as are a great many less famous but highly skilled poets. The quality of the poems ranges from quite good to fabulous; there's not a lemon in this bushel. Performers Mahogany L. Brown and Joel Damany... Read More

  • SO LET THEM BURN

    SO LET THEM BURN Divine Traitors, Book 1

    by Kamilah Cole | Read by Kamali Minter, Keylor Leigh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two incendiary performances make this debut fantasy soar. Five years ago, Faron became the Child Empyrean, a conduit for the power of the gods to overthrow the Langley Empire's hold on her island home. At 17, she's chafing at the title. An angsty edge to narrator Kamali Minter's voice distinguishes Faron from her scrupulous older sister, Elara, voiced by Keylor Leigh with... Read More

  • ALL THE LITTLE BIRD-HEARTS

    ALL THE LITTLE BIRD-HEARTS

    by Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow | Read by Rose Akroyd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Rose Akroyd narrates this Booker Prize-longlisted novel about an autistic woman who is navigating a neurotypical world as a single parent. Sunday Forrester lives a quiet life in rural England with her daughter. She has "quiet days" and most of the time eats only white foods. When a middle-aged couple moves into the neighborhood, Sunday and her teenage daughter become smitten... Read More

  • OATH AND HONOR

    OATH AND HONOR A Memoir and a Warning

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Liz Cheney | Read by Liz Cheney

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This memoir about the investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol combines an able narration by author Liz Cheney with clips of quoted material from actual sources, such as news reports and recorded speeches. As a result, the work has a sense of immediacy that cannot be duplicated in print. Because she was a longtime U.S. representative, Cheney knows how to... Read More

  • THE EDGE

    THE EDGE 6:20 Man, Book 2

    by David Baldacci | Read by Zachary Webber, Erin Cottrell, Will Collyer, Erin Bennett, Tiffany Smith

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The much anticipated sequel to THE 6:20 MAN immerses listeners in the murder of Jenny Silkwell, a CIA operative who had returned to her hometown in coastal Maine to settle unfinished business. Narrator Zachary Webber leads the ensemble cast of Tiffany Smith, Will Collyer, Erin Cottrell, and Erin Bennett. Under the guise of being a federal agent, Travis Devine comes to town and... Read More

  • FOR NEVER & ALWAYS

    FOR NEVER & ALWAYS

    by Helena Greer | Read by Mara Wilson, Emil Benjamin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Mara Wilson and Emil Benjamin narrate a second-chance romance. Hannah Rosenstein and Levi Matthews were each other's first love and first heartbreak. After five years apart, can they rekindle their relationship? Wilson captures Hannah's anxieties over her job, her life, her relationship with Levi--anxiety about everything, really--but never lets it overwhelm Hannah as a person.... Read More

  • RED RIVER SEVEN

    RED RIVER SEVEN

    by A.J. Ryan | Read by Steven Brand

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Steven Brand narrates this atmospheric thriller. Seven people awaken on a boat with no memory of who they are or how they got there. As they follow instructions periodically provided to them by an unseen force, a dangerous mission full of dark secrets unfolds. Brand expertly manages the intensity of his narration as the unnamed protagonist and his companions navigate mysterious... Read More

  • CLAY'S ARK

    CLAY'S ARK Patternist, Book 3

    by Octavia E. Butler | Read by Robin Miles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Robin Miles effectively serves as tour guide for the vacation from hell that is detailed in this audiobook. An extended off-the-grid family abducts Dr. Blake Maslin and his teenage twin daughters. Their captors have received superhuman abilities from an alien virus, and they infect the Maslins to increase their tribe's numbers. Miles smoothly reflects the minds of the... Read More

  • THE DEMON SWORD ASPERIDES

    THE DEMON SWORD ASPERIDES

    by Sarah Jean Horwitz | Read by Mark Sanderlin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    There's both humor and poignancy in this middle-grade fantasy. Mark Sanderlin animates the cast of characters, including young Nack Furnival, who desperately wants to be a knight; a goth girl necromancer and the bad guy she helps resurrect; a seer; and knights Willa and Barb. Nack thinks the sword he happens upon in a cave is an angel blade like the ones other knights carry,... Read More

  • MY HOME TEAM

    MY HOME TEAM A Sportswriter's Life and the Redemptive Power of Small-Town Girls Basketball

    by Dave Kindred | Read by Dave Kindred

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Longtime sportswriter Dave Kindred narrates his memoir, which canvases his 80-plus years--from growing up and covering sports in a variety of places to retiring in the plains country of Illinois. His retirement "job" is covering a high school girls basketball team. When Kindred's wife becomes ill, covering the team becomes a catharsis. His voice and words suggest sweetness,... Read More

  • IMAGO

    IMAGO Xenogenesis, Book 3

    by Octavia E. Butler | Read by Ron Butler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This classic postapocalyptic science-fiction novel is newly brought to life through the stunning narration of Ron Butler. Ron's years of experience as a voice actor shine in this sensitive and meaningful performance. Combining Octavia Butler's imagination, creativity, and expansive views with Ron Butler's narration--simultaneously very deep and matter of fact--creates a... Read More

  • OUTRAGE MACHINE

    OUTRAGE MACHINE How Tech Amplifies Discontent, Disrupts Democracy--And What We Can Do About It

    by Tobias Rose-Stockwell | Read by Justin Price, Bolton Marsh, Tobias Rose-Stockwell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    It's not just you. Social media is built around a model that encourages conflict and rewards users with more of the same. It's refreshing that Justin Price's performance is so warm and, in a welcome contrast to the subject matter, thoughtful and evenly paced. Listeners are provided a clear, concise history of the Internet and social media. Why do people gravitate so quickly to... Read More

  • THE NEW NATURALS

    THE NEW NATURALS

    by Gabriel Bump | Read by Robin Miles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Robin Miles brings to life this compelling and thought-provoking novel about grief, connection, and hope. After the loss of their infant, a college professor named Rio and her husband, Gibraltar, decide to create a safe haven in Massachusetts. They build an underground sanctuary for those who are finding it impossible to deal with today's frightening and ever-changing world.... Read More

  • WE MUST NOT THINK OF OURSELVES

    WE MUST NOT THINK OF OURSELVES

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lauren Grodstein | Read by Brad Griffith, Jesse Vilinsky, Sharon Freedman, Amir Levi, Rich Keeble

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Five remarkable narrators create an unforgettable portrait of the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. Brad Griffith provides the main narration as Adam Paskow, a language and literature teacher who lost his beloved wife, Kasia. After being relocated to the Warsaw Ghetto, he is recruited by the real-life Oneg Shabbat to document the histories of the Jews there. Jesse Vilinsky, Sharon... Read More

  • WHAT WE SOW

    WHAT WE SOW On the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds

    by Jennifer Jewell | Read by Jennifer Jewell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jennifer Jewell does a fine job narrating her own work, a fascinating and sometimes frightening examination of the complex world of seeds. It is personal, political, and technical as it dives into the work of seeds, the threats they face, and the politics and economics that surround them. Jewell hosts a National Public Radio program and podcast, so she is no stranger to the art... Read More

  • THE ALTERNATIVE

    THE ALTERNATIVE How to Build a Just Economy

    by Nick Romeo | Read by Jamie Renell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    To riff on a statement by Winston Churchill, capitalism is the worst economic system--except for all the others. In this constructive and well-narrated audiobook, NEW YORKER journalist Nick Romeo introduces listeners to companies and jurisdictions that have successfully challenged traditional capitalism with projects such as true pricing, participatory budgeting, and guaranteed... Read More

  • BLOOD IN THE MACHINE

    BLOOD IN THE MACHINE The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech

    by Brian Merchant | Read by Eric Jason Martin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Eric Jason Martin presents this history of the Luddite Uprising in nineteenth-century England like a war correspondent embedded among the rampaging textile workers. His gung-ho narration enlivens the audiobook and complements the workers' fight for their livelihoods against the one percenters of that era. The audiobook sets the record straight regarding the goals of the... Read More

  • OWNING UP

    OWNING UP New Fiction

    by George Pelecanos | Read by Dion Graham

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dion Graham skillfully breathes life into the diverse characters in Pelecanos's four novellas, vividly portraying the communities that constitute Washington, DC, beyond its political facade. Across different timeframes, these stories unveil ordinary individuals who are grappling with personal challenges and having to own up to them and take responsibility. Golden Voice Graham... Read More

  • RED STRING THEORY

    RED STRING THEORY

    by Lauren Kung Jessen | Read by Yu-Li Alice Shen, Andrew Grace

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Yu-Li Alice Shen and Andrew Grace deliver this believable romance with a duet-style narration. Rooney, an artist, is enraptured with Chinese red string lore, the belief that love is tied to fate. Jack is a NASA engineer visiting New York. A chance encounter at a Lantern Festival party leads to a fabulous night that ends with a wrong number exchange. Several months later, the... Read More

  • YOUR UTOPIA

    YOUR UTOPIA Stories

    by Bora Chung, Anton Hur [Trans.] | Read by Greta Jung

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Greta Jung performs these science-fiction stories from National Book Award finalists Bora Chung and translator Anton Hur. In one story, an elevator falls in love with one of the residents in its building. In another story, a robot tries to survive in a postapocalyptic world in which humans are nearly extinct. Jung narrates the audiobook with deep understanding of the characters... Read More

  • BREAKING TWITTER

    BREAKING TWITTER Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History

    by Ben Mezrich | Read by Will Collyer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    This fast-paced story of Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is delivered with palpable relish by Will Collyer. Recounting the saga from the points of view of several ex-employees, the author attempts to put Musk into context; ex- (and perhaps current employees) talk about a man who is brilliant, engaging, funny, and always contrarian. He is also alone, lonely, and, after a year of... Read More

  • JUSTINIAN

    JUSTINIAN Emperor, Soldier, Saint

    by Peter Sarris | Read by Mark Elstob

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mark Elstob is especially effective at narrating classical history, medieval fantasy, and complicated scientific and theoretical narratives. His deliberate pace, expressive diction, and carefully calibrated tone are invaluable to the listener who is less informed about subjects remote, specialized, or abstract. Those skills prove essential in this portrayal of the sixth-century... Read More

  • THE MADSTONE

    THE MADSTONE

    by Elizabeth Crook | Read by Will Collyer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Western

    Will Collyer narrates this tale set in 1868 in Texas. Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Shreve writes a letter to a boy named Tot, describing how he met Tot and his mother and the short time they spent traveling together. Collyer infuses Shreve with a heart of gold and a spine of steel. Listeners will feel the slow tug when Shreve first sees and then falls in love with fully pregnant... Read More

  • SEEK

    SEEK How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World

    by Scott Shigeoka | Read by Scott Shigeoka

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    This useful and often moving audiobook is the latest manifestation of the author's lifelong interest in promoting curiosity in people--about themselves, others, and the world around them. His performance is a wonderful vehicle for his altruistic message and charming personal stories. His youthful narration is occasionally overly precise, but the combination of innocent devotion... Read More

  • SING A BLACK GIRL'S SONG

    SING A BLACK GIRL'S SONG The Unpublished Work of Ntozake Shange

    by Ntozake Shange, Imani Perry, Tarana Burke | Read by Alfre Woodard, D. Woods, Regina Taylor, Lynn Whitfield, Okwui Okpokwasili, Ifa Bayeza, Imani Perry, Robin Miles, Tarana Burke, Savannah Shange

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    Ntozake Shange's posthumous unpublished collection of plays, poems, and essays is brought to life by a stellar ensemble of narrators. It begins with Tarana Burke's personal foreword on meeting Shange and leads into Imani Perry's soft-spoken narration. Her even tone encourages reflection by anyone who connects with Shange's work, which has impacted Black women for decades. Each... Read More

  • ALEX CROSS MUST DIE

    ALEX CROSS MUST DIE Alex Cross, Book 31

    by James Patterson | Read by Wayne Carr, Inger Tudor, Zeno Robinson, William Christopher Stephens, Peter Giles, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Jim Meskimen

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fans of James Patterson will no doubt appreciate the latest installment in the Alex Cross series. A cast of thousands (OK, 7) take on roles that range from good cops to killers, spouses, and family members in what sounds like a made-for-TV drama. Wayne Carr does an excellent job portraying the gravitas, intellect, and humanity of Cross. Kiff VandenHeuvel serves double duty as a... Read More

  • THE COURT AT WAR

    THE COURT AT WAR FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made

    by Cliff Sloan | Read by Brian Troxell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Although the current controversies surrounding the Supreme Court may seem like a new phenomenon, this captivating audiobook dispels that notion and highlights how the Court has frequently been a political lightning rod. Brian Troxell sounds like your favorite history professor as he uses emotion, intensity, varied voices, and inflection to bring to life the many personalities... Read More

  • THE YEAR OF THE RAT

    THE YEAR OF THE RAT Pacy Lin, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Grace Lin | Read by Kim Mai Guest, Grace Lin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Kim Mai Guest narrates this stand-alone sequel. The story is about Pacy's life in New Hartford, New York, and the many changes she experiences throughout a calendar year. Pacy faces her best friend's move to California, her fear of losing a library book, her concern over her future as an author and illustrator, and her understanding of where, as a Chinese American, she fits... Read More

  • THE PHOENIX KING

    THE PHOENIX KING The Ravence Trilogy, Book 1

    by Aparna Verma | Read by Soneela Nankani, Deepti Gupta, Vikas Adam, Akshay Kumar

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    The powerhouse ensemble of Soneela Nankani, Deepti Gupta, Vikas Adam, and Akshay Kumar present this sprawling fantasy set in an Indian-inspired futuristic desert kingdom. Nankani delights as proud and prickly Elena Aadya, who is on the verge of assuming her country's throne--if she can master the unpredictable fire magic of her royal lineage. Disgraced assassin Yassen,... Read More

  • TWIN CITIES

    TWIN CITIES My Life as a Black Cop and a Championship Coach

    by Charles Adam, Jason Turbow | Read by Leon Nixon, Charles Adams [Intro.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The perspective of this audio memoir is interesting: A Black cop in Minneapolis is a school security officer who doubles as the football coach. As author Charles Adams opens up about the challenges of his jobs, he is candid about inner-city problems and offers solutions. The venerable Leon Nixon shapes the memoir using inflection at all the right moments. He imitates angry men... Read More

  • THE HUNGRY SEASON

    THE HUNGRY SEASON A Journey of War, Love, and Survival

    by Lisa M. Hamilton | Read by Lisa M. Hamilton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Journalist Lisa M. Hamilton uses a neutral tone, raising her volume occasionally to highlight extremes as she tells the story of Ia Moua, a Hmong immigrant who escaped wartime Laos and holed up in a Thai refugee camp, finally making her way to Fresno, California. The steadiness of Hamilton's voice is anchoring as Ia deals with beatings by her husband, the guns of invasive... Read More

  • LENA HORNE

    LENA HORNE Goddess Reclaimed

    by Donald Bogle | Read by Donald Bogle

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Donald Bogle's narration may fall short of sounding polished, but he performs with relaxed confidence that will draw listeners into this audiobook. His vocal character matches his status as an expert on Black cinema history and the life of the singer and groundbreaking actor Lena Horne. After her show business beginnings in Black New York City nightclubs, Horne worked in 1950s... Read More

  • THE RUNNING GRAVE

    THE RUNNING GRAVE Cormoran Strike, Book 7

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Robert Galbraith | Read by Robert Glenister

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Series narrator Robert Glenister is spot-on delivering Book 7 in this popular series. PI Cormoran Strike is thinner and almost alcohol-free, while his work partner, Robin, is romantically involved with a hunky cop. They're hired to search for a man being held against his will within the Universal Humanitarian Church, a religious cult whose members keep disappearing. Robin goes... Read More

  • RESURRECTION WALK

    RESURRECTION WALK Lincoln Lawyer, Book 7

    by Michael Connelly | Read by Peter Giles, Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Peter Giles masterfully portrays the Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller, a defense attorney whose office is his car. Giles is joined by Titus Welliver, as LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, and Christine Lakin, as Renée Ballard. Haller, having just experienced the exhilaration of overturning an innocent man's conviction, has launched his own innocence project. With Bosch's help, Haller is... Read More

  • INDIGENOUS INGENUITY

    INDIGENOUS INGENUITY A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge

    by Deidre Havrelock, Edward Kay | Read by Erin Tripp

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Erin Tripp chronicles the scientific advancements of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, or North America, in a matter-of-fact voice that complements the narrative. An introduction includes a note on pronunciations and word usage. Throughout each section, extra facts and information are shared, offering more context for the listener. As Tripp covers topics that range from... Read More

  • EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT

    EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT A Memoir

    by Curtis Chin | Read by Curtis Chin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Curtis Chin smoothly narrates this memoir of his life and his family's Chinese restaurant, where he worked while growing up. Don't listen to this audiobook when you're hungry--all the food sounds delicious! Chin was raised in Detroit in the 1980s by a mother who set high standards for him and his siblings because she herself wasn't allowed to finish school. He learns how to... Read More

  • LESLIE F*CKING JONES

    LESLIE F*CKING JONES

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Leslie Jones | Read by Leslie Jones, Chris Rock [Fore.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    In her own inimitable style, Leslie Jones tells listeners how she embraced and reveled in her self-worth, and learned more than a few hard lessons en route to becoming a larger-than-life comic performer. Before GHOSTBUSTERS and "Saturday Night Live," Jones came into her own at comedy clubs in Los Angeles and New York City, making a name for herself and developing her voice. No... Read More

  • TO THE TEMPLE OF TRANQUILITY...AND STEP ON IT!

    TO THE TEMPLE OF TRANQUILITY...AND STEP ON IT! A Memoir

    by Ed Begley Jr. | Read by Ed Begley Jr.

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Beloved actor Ed Begley Jr. narrates his own deeply confessional memoir about making mistakes in Hollywood, learning to find his center, and the joy of activism. From a young age, Begley found himself in a world of complicated family dynamics, substance abuse, and a unique friend group that both pulled him into and got him out of trouble. Inspired by decades of personal... Read More

  • THE BIG TIME

    THE BIG TIME How the 1970s Transformed Sports in America

    by Michael MacCambridge | Read by Sean Runnette

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Sean Runnette is comfortable with the athletes' names, the jargon, and the general tone of this audiobook. He's a good fit for MacCambridge's conversational style. The 1970s were a decade of fundamental change in American society, and nowhere was this more apparent than in the world of professional sports. At just under 18 hours, THE BIG TIME is sprawling--some long sections... Read More

  • THE COMBAT CODES

    THE COMBAT CODES The Combat Codes Saga, Book 1

    by Alexander Darwin | Read by Donald Chang

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Donald Chang faces a particular challenge with this audiobook: how to produce the sound of testosterone. In the world of this fantasy-adventure, warriors fight to determine the fate of nations. Chang skillfully animates the pair at the heart of this stirring work, former champion Grievar Murray Pearson and his latest protégé, the talented but callow Cego. In addition,... Read More

  • TRAIL OF THE LOST

    TRAIL OF THE LOST The Relentless Search to Bring Home the Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail

    by Andrea Lankford | Read by Kristi Burns

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Kristi Burns narrates in a confident tone as she recounts author Andrea Lankford's strong record of finding missing hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from Mexico to Canada. Lankford's participation in searches dates back to her days as a national park ranger. Burns re-creates the varying moods of search parties along the PCT, the elation of making progress during... Read More

  • A HAUNTING ON THE HILL

    A HAUNTING ON THE HILL

    by Elizabeth Hand | Read by Carol Monda

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Elizabeth Hand's riff on Shirley Jackson's HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, narrated with aplomb by Carol Monda, thrums with tension and dread. When New York City playwright Holly Sherwin stumbles across an eerie mansion in Upstate New York, she's certain it's the perfect place to rehearse her new play. Holly; her partner, Nisa; fading actress Amanda; and sound technician Stevie gather... Read More

  • OUR FRAGILE MOMENT

    OUR FRAGILE MOMENT How Lessons from Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis

    by Michael E. Mann | Read by Tim Campbell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Mankind is facing a global climate crisis of our own making, and if we can learn from our past, we can save ourselves. But it will require worldwide cooperation. These are the key points of climate scientist Michael Mann's audiobook. Tim Campbell offers a straightforward narration. Listeners will be able to follow the author's logic and appreciate his discussion of climate... Read More

  • THE HEXOLOGISTS

    THE HEXOLOGISTS

    by Josiah Bancroft | Read by Sarah Slimani

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Sarah Slimani uses crisp consonants and fluid vowels as she inhabits the characters in this paranormal mystery set in an alternative universe where magicians, sorcerers, and powerful creatures hide in the shadows. Isolde Wilby's role as wielder of hexes meshes with her husband Warren's unassuming ways as a protector and a superb chef. Hired to locate the king's missing signet... Read More

  • HOMER AND HIS ILIAD

    HOMER AND HIS ILIAD

    by Robin Lane Fox | Read by Steve John Shepherd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    An audiobook that tracks Homer's composition of THE ILIAD sounds speculative at best. Such discussions usually rely on verbs like "might have" and "could have." But working largely from the poem itself, Oxford scholar Fox assembles a remarkably rich and convincing portrait of a figure who could have composed and recited from memory a poem of over 15,000 lines. Narrator Robin... Read More

  • MADONNA

    MADONNA A Rebel Life

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Mary Gabriel | Read by Elise Arsenault

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Elise Arsenault expertly delivers a truly excellent and detailed look at singer Madonna's life. From her humble beginnings, Madonna has become an icon for her music, as well as the causes she has championed over the years, such as AIDS awareness. Despite her success, she, like many celebrities, has also endured criticism for her choices of artistic expression. Arsenault offers... Read More

  • TELL IT LIKE IT IS

    TELL IT LIKE IT IS My Story

    by Aaron Neville | Read by Aaron Neville

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Aaron Neville's fans will look past the author's flat performance and be moved by the poignancy of the R&B singer's story. He's fully present as a narrator, and listeners will hear the joys of his musical achievements and the sorrows of his on-and-off struggles with street drugs. Between his 1966 chart-busting single, "Tell it Like It Is," and his 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame... Read More

  • I WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

    I WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HERE Finding My Voice, Finding My People, Finding My Way

    by Jonathan Conyers | Read by Jonathan Conyers with Imani Bruno, Dr. Jarvis Watson, Francisco A. Colón, Kristine DiColandrea, Pamela Matzner

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Memoirs narrated by their authors always sound more authentic. This audiobook is no different. Jonathan Conyers, who works with at-risk communities in Brooklyn, shares his complex personal story of growing up in a chaotic household with two parents whose drug addictions often kept the family homeless. Yet they were committed to their children obtaining an education. Conyers's... Read More

  • EMMETT

    EMMETT

    by L.C. Rosen | Read by Drew Caiden

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This funny and sweet queer retelling of Jane Austen's EMMA, set in a wealthy Southern California high school, may remind listeners of the 1995 movie CLUELESS. Narrator Drew Caiden is pitch perfect as smart, handsome, popular Emmett. He prides himself on being nice and, as one of his acts of niceness, attempts to find a boyfriend for his former hookup. Caiden ably animates the... Read More

  • GOTH

    GOTH A History

    by Lol Tolhurst | Read by Lol Tolhurst, Budgie

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Lol Tolhurst of the goth band The Cure describes the feelings of otherness behind his music. In a rough timbre and British accent he reveals insights into goth music and literature. He recalls early musical influences, such as John Peel, the pirate radio veteran who joined the BBC, and growing up Catholic in protestant England. Tolhurst's voice still reflects his joy at... Read More

  • ONE FINE DAY

    ONE FINE DAY Britain's Empire on the Brink

    by Matthew Parker | Read by Ben Onwukwe

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    British actor Ben Onwukwe contributes the adamant and histrionic tone and British accent that are appropriate to a postcolonial audit of Britain's colonial past. The focal point of the narrative is September 29, 1923, the date that marked the Empire's greatest territorial expanse. All before that was acquisition; all after it, loss. And well-deserved loss, too, by this account.... Read More

  • DEAD MOUNTAIN

    DEAD MOUNTAIN Nora Kelly, Book 4

    by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child | Read by Cynthia Farrell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Cynthia Farrell returns to skillfully voice a wide range of characters-- male and female--of all ages. In the fourth installment of the Nora Kelly series, junior FBI Agent Corrie Swanson partners with forensic archaeologist Nora Kelly to investigate the disappearance of nine graduate students during a winter backpacking trip in the New Mexico mountains. The discovery of six... Read More

  • THE TAO OF THE BACKUP CATCHER

    THE TAO OF THE BACKUP CATCHER Playing Baseball for the Love of the Game

    by Tim Brown, Erik Kratz [Contributor] | Read by Justin Price, Tim Brown

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This audiobook takes a dramatic approach to the often unsung role of baseball's backup catchers, who may play only a few innings a week--or not at all. Narrator Justin Price gives them the emotion and drama they deserve, in part by slightly altering his voice for quotes. His delivery is a great example of how a narrator can use technique to capture the writing. Brown and... Read More

  • TESSA MIYATA IS NO HERO

    TESSA MIYATA IS NO HERO

    by Julie Abe | Read by Sura Siu

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Sura Siu creates a youthful, determined voice for almost-seventh-grader Tessa--who is heading to Japan for the summer to visit her paternal grandparents after getting in trouble at her summer camp in San Francisco. Before leaving, Tessa was visited by a mysterious figure who gave her multiple warnings of imminent danger. With great zeal, Siu establishes unique voices... Read More

  • TOUGH TITTIES

    TOUGH TITTIES On Living Your Best Life When You're the F-ing Worst

    by Laura Belgray | Read by Laura Belgray

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author and narrator Laura Belgray offers an unfiltered and amusing retrospective on her life and career while delivering valuable life lessons. Belgray's quick-paced, well-modulated voice brings to life cringe-worthy and refreshingly honest episodes with a self-deprecating charm that only she could provide. She candidly shares her desires--fitting in with the "cool kids," being... Read More

  • HOW I WON A NOBEL PRIZE

    HOW I WON A NOBEL PRIZE

    by Julius Taranto | Read by Lauren Fortgang

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Lauren Fortgang performs this clever satirical novel with a quick pulse and a snappy cadence. She does a fine job adjusting to the mood swings as two courses of action--science and revolution--intersect. She gives Helen, the protagonist and self-referential narrator, a sense of the absurdity of her plight. A brilliant scientist with an extraordinary ability at calculation,... Read More

  • THE END OF REALITY

    THE END OF REALITY How Four Billionaires are Selling a Fantasy Future of the Metaverse, Mars, and Crypto

    by Jonathan Taplin | Read by Jason Culp

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Energetically narrated by Jason Culp, this excoriation of our social media-obsessed world, which is now flirting with AI-infused virtual reality--all foisted on us by Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, and Marc Andreessen--is convincing, if disquieting. The author has a deep grasp of his subjects and subject matter. He identifies the ways that his four technocrats have... Read More

  • PHOEBE'S DIARY

    PHOEBE'S DIARY

    by Phoebe Wahl | Read by Phoebe Wahl

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Listening to PHOEBE'S DIARY, narrated by the author and artist, is like opening a time capsule from the mid-2000s. Amid pop-culture references like mix CDs and Myspace, drawn from her own diaries, Wahl delivers a charming and authentic look at her teen years. From first crushes to first kisses, from body image struggles to friendships and family dynamics, Wahl opens up as if... Read More

  • SCATTERSHOT

    SCATTERSHOT Life, Music, Elton, and Me

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Bernie Taupin | Read by John Lee, Bernie Taupin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    After Elton John's songwriting collaborator delivers an introductory note with appealing sincerity, John Lee narrates Bernie Taupin's story with boyish charm and beguiling enthusiasm. His sensitivity to Taupin's perspectives and the rhythms of his literary writing is palpable and quite beautiful to hear. Taupin is an uncommon pop music guy--self-aware and humble. His literary... Read More

  • NO CRYING IN BASEBALL

    NO CRYING IN BASEBALL The Inside Story of a League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood

    by Erin Carlson | Read by Mia Hutchinson-Shaw

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    With its title coming from one of the most iconic film lines ever, this audiobook tells the story of the making of the famed 1992 movie A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. It dives into the life of director Penny Marshall. While the author digs into the creation of the movie and its actors, Mia Hutchinson-Shaw gives an emotional narration that reflects the energy and happenings on and off... Read More

  • TEN BIRDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

    TEN BIRDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

    by Stephen Moss | Read by Stephen Moss

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Despite its somewhat overly dramatic title, this audiobook offers insights and fascinating tidbits about a variety of birds and their roles in human history. From ravens--first mentioned in the Book of Genesis--to Darwin's finches and their role in theories of evolution to emperor penguins and their future in the face of climate change, birds are a key indicator of our planet's... Read More

  • PAX

    PAX War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age

    by Tom Holland | Read by Tom Holland

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Popular historian Tom Holland will be familiar to many listeners through the books RUBICON and PERSIAN FIRE, and his podcast THE REST IS HISTORY. He is an effective narrator, but his thick British accent and higher pitch require some time to acclimate to. Holland's strength is his lively, richly detailed material, so immersive that a listener is soon swept up in the action and... Read More

  • ROME AND PERSIA

    ROME AND PERSIA The Seven Hundred Year Rivalry

    by Adrian Goldsworthy | Read by Mark Elstob

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Classical history, that most venerable of subjects, is most effectively narrated by British voices, the more cultivated the better. Mark Elstob fills that requirement with grace and precision, and with a composure that keeps the bloodier elements of ancient geopolitics at a comfortable distance. In historian and novelist Goldsworthy's history of the ancient West's most powerful... Read More

  • THE WONDER OF SMALL THINGS

    THE WONDER OF SMALL THINGS Poems of Peace and Renewal

    by James Crews [Ed.], Nikita Gill [Fore.] | Read by James Crews, Nikita Gill

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    Themed poetry anthologies built around concrete topics such as children or gardens can contain immense variety. When they are built around feelings, however, they run the risk of being weighed down by the similarity in their works, especially in audio anthologies. So while the poems here are all good and all are read well, their single focus on a sense of wonder makes them... Read More

  • BUZZFEED UNSOLVED SUPERNATURAL

    BUZZFEED UNSOLVED SUPERNATURAL 101 True Tales of Hauntings, Demons, and the Paranormal

    by Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej | Read by Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej, Marc Vietor

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Hey there, demons! After seven spooky seasons of their beloved web series, cohosts Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara add Marc Vietor to the cast for their debut audiobook. Explore 101 creepy locations and the supernatural, otherworldly, and paranormal histories behind them. Vietor, the deliberately monotone narrator, introduces each case with a brief overview but is constantly... Read More

  • BOOK OF QUEENS

    BOOK OF QUEENS The True Story of the Middle Eastern Horsewomen Who Fought the War on Terror

    by Pardis Mahdavi | Read by Pardis Mahdavi, Shila Ommi, Suzanne Toren, Sitara Attaie, Nikki Massoud, Sean Rohani

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This extensive anthology captures the histories of Persian and Afghan women who have fought and defended their country over centuries. The ensemble cast of narrators, including the author, come together to represent these varied profiles in all their vividness. With the production's mixture of male and female voices, fans of history and international fiction will find much to... Read More

  • THE JASAD HEIR

    THE JASAD HEIR

    by Sara Hashem | Read by Rasha Zamamiri, Peter Ganim

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Rasha Zamamiri and Peter Ganim narrate this Egyptian-inspired fantasy audiobook. Since the murder of her family and the outlawing of Jasadi magic 10 years ago, Sylvia, the Jasad heir, has been in hiding. But now she has a chance encounter with the Nizahl heir, Arin, who is hunting for a group of Jasadi rebels, and that encounter puts her quiet life in jeopardy. Sylvia's... Read More

  • THE THIRD DAUGHTER

    THE THIRD DAUGHTER Betrayal Prophecies, Book 1

    by Adrienne Tooley | Read by Rebecca Lee

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Rebecca Lee portrays characters of various social classes as she narrates this Sapphic fantasy. When the queen dies, religious prophecy declares that 13-year-old Brianne is the new queen--although her bossy older sister, Elodie, believes Brianne is unfit to rule. In a Cockney-like accent, commoner Sabine wrestles with her "darkness," a depression-like affliction that speaks to... Read More

  • BEYOND THE WALL

    BEYOND THE WALL A History of East Germany

    by Katja Hoyer | Read by Sam Peter Jackson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    With a calm, even feel, actor/director and German native Sam Peter Jackson presents this detailed and intense insider's history of a newly minted post-WWII country that was often caught between Russian political purges and American Cold War pressures. This account is told from a fresh non-Western point of view, and Jackson's tone reflects the defiant pride in the author's... Read More

  • MY ROGUE TO RUIN

    MY ROGUE TO RUIN The Wild Wynchesters, Book 4

    by Erica Ridley | Read by Moira Quirk

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    This delightful Regency romance has a mystery and a handsome lord to be absolved of wrongdoing. Listeners will applaud the many voices of narrator Moira Quirk. She is the brash Lord Webb, who has a heart of gold, and the astonishing heroine, Marjorie Wynchester. Marjorie is deaf in her left ear, due to a bout with smallpox, and she's an excellent forger, who, along with her... Read More

  • MONEY, POWER, RESPECT

    MONEY, POWER, RESPECT How Women in Sports Are Shaping the Future of Feminism

    by Macaela MacKenzie | Read by Courtney Patterson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Macaela MacKenzie's audiobook is on a subject she is passionate about --equity for female athletes. Courtney Patterson brings exuberance to the narration; it's an appropriate tone for MacKenzie's well-researched and reasoned work. Patterson's tone also includes incredulity, annoyance, and a strong sense of pride--which marry the research and writing perfectly. Using statistics... Read More

  • ALL THE DEMONS ARE HERE

    ALL THE DEMONS ARE HERE

    by Jake Tapper | Read by Meg Price, Rob Shapiro

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Set in 1977, the third Charlie and Margaret Marder mystery focuses on Ike and Lucy, the Marders' adult children. The novel alternates between the perspective of Ike, portrayed by Rob Shapiro, and Lucy, portrayed by Meg Price. As the country struggles to move beyond Nixon/Watergate, Ike, a U.S. Marine/Vietnam vet, takes off with Evel Knievel's crew. Shapiro, the stronger... Read More

  • MARRY ME BY MIDNIGHT

    MARRY ME BY MIDNIGHT Once Upon The East End, Book 1

    by Felicia Grossman | Read by Justine Eyre

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In this exciting first installment of a new historical romance series, narrator Justine Eyre brings to life a swoon-worthy love story amid the complexities of Jewish society in 1830s London. After her beloved father dies, 23-year-old Isabelle longs to take his place in his surety business. Thwarted by the gender and religious bigotries of the time, as well as her father's... Read More

  • ALL THE YELLOW SUNS

    ALL THE YELLOW SUNS

    by Malavika Kannan | Read by offbeat kiki

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This story of a talented queer artist's coming of age finds a mostly apt vocal match in narrator offbeat kiki. Sophomore Maya Krishnan's life is upended by the arrival of two charismatic characters: her estranged father, a world-famous artist, and senior Juneau, a student activist. With her father Maya encounters the complications of family ties. With Juneau, Maya explores... Read More

  • SISTERS IN RESISTANCE

    SISTERS IN RESISTANCE How a German Spy, a Banker's Wife, and Mussolini's Daughter Outwitted the Nazis

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Tilar J. Mazzeo | Read by Lisa Flanagan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This audiobook demonstrates yet again that history's footnotes often have the most revealing and important stories to tell. Narrated in a perfect tone and mix of emotions by Lisa Flanagan, the work focuses on how a German agent, a prominent American's wife, and Mussolini's daughter, Edda Ciano, worked to transfer the diaries of Edda's husband, Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo... Read More

  • AN ECHO IN THE CITY

    AN ECHO IN THE CITY

    by K.X. Song | Read by Christina Ho, Ewan Chung

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Neither artistic Kai nor wealthy Phoenix, portrayed by Ewan Chung and Christina Ho, feels at home in Hong Kong. Phoenix spent several years in the U.S. and Kai lived in Shanghai. Now both teens struggle with Hong Kong's Cantonese dialect, a plot point clearly made in audio. Resigned and bitter, Kai is enrolled in the police academy by his estranged father and becomes an... Read More

  • THE SUN AND THE VOID

    THE SUN AND THE VOID

    by Gabriela Romero Lacruz | Read by Natalia Castellanos

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Natalia Castellanos narrates a high fantasy inspired by the history and mythology of Venezuela. Reina, the granddaughter of a sorceress, is violently attacked on her journey to visit her grandmother. Once she arrives, she becomes embroiled in a plot to harness the powers of a god. Reina is deeply conflicted about what is required of her, and Castellanos captures her grief,... Read More

  • THE SECOND MURDERER

    THE SECOND MURDERER A Philip Marlowe Novel

    by Denise Mina | Read by Scott Brick

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    A Beverly Hills heiress has gone missing, and maybe she doesn't want to be found. In this "authorized" Raymond Chandler mystery Scottish crime writer Denise Mina and Golden Voice narrator Scott Brick team up to flawlessly re-create one of the toughest, most poetic, most human voices in all of fiction. Tracking the young socialite from back-alley boarding houses to Skid Row dive... Read More

  • SHIELD MAIDEN

    SHIELD MAIDEN

    by Sharon Emmerichs | Read by Victoria Fox

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Victoria Fox's incredible performance elevates this reimagining of the Old English poem featuring Beowulf's legendary battle with the treasure-hoarding fire dragon, Fyrdraca. Here the famed warrior-king becomes a favorite uncle to Fryda, an aspiring shield maiden who is caught between her love for Theow, an enslaved Gaelic man in her father's household, and the emotional... Read More

  • KISS AND SPELL

    KISS AND SPELL

    by Celestine Martin | Read by Henriette Zoutomou

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Henriette Zoutomou delivers an enchanting performance in this fantastical romance. Xavier is a prince in need of a true love's kiss to break a curse. Ursula is a fortune teller who is looking for love again. They agree to break the prince's curse by finding the perfect kiss, and as they set about doing so, their mutual attraction grows. Zoutomou's narration is soothing yet... Read More

  • ROOK

    ROOK

    Earphones Award Winner

    by William Ritter | Read by Nicola Barber

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Nicola Barber's crisp British accent and tone of self-doubt work well in depicting Abigail Rook. Abigail has recently inherited the psychic abilities of her employer, R.F. Jackaby, the protagonist of four previous mysteries. No longer an assistant, Abigail must now take the lead in the firm's supernatural detective work. Barber shifts smoothly to Jackaby's American accent and... Read More

  • THICKER THAN WATER

    THICKER THAN WATER A Memoir

    by Kerry Washington | Read by Kerry Washington

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This heartfelt memoir takes listeners from Kerry Washington's childhood in the Bronx through her award-winning career thus far. The Emmy and SAG winner and Golden Globe nominee recounts her extraordinary life as a Black female actor and activist who aims to break down barriers, as well as a devoted daughter, mentor, director, and producer. With humor and honesty, Washington... Read More

  • HOUSE OF ODYSSEUS

    HOUSE OF ODYSSEUS The Songs of Penelope, Book 2

    by Claire North | Read by Catrin Walker-Booth

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Devotees of Greek mythology will devour this performance. A follow-up to North's popular ITHACA, this substantial audiobook focuses on Penelope and Elektra, with plots aplenty. Catrin Walker-Booth is wonderful to listen to, and she is well suited to the drama that unfolds at every turn. Her performance moves from sophisticated to bawdy without missing a beat, and she captures... Read More

  • IRA HAYES

    IRA HAYES The Akimel O'odham Warrior, World War II, and the Price of Heroism

    by Tom Holm | Read by Shaun Taylor Corbett

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Shaun Taylor Corbett splendidly narrates this biography of Ira Hayes, a Native American Marine who was one of the six men pictured in Joe Rosenthal's famous picture of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima in February 1945. Many historians have emphasized the tragedy in parts of Hayes's life, and there was certainly much of that, including his... Read More

  • WE MAY DOMINATE THE WORLD

    WE MAY DOMINATE THE WORLD Ambition, Anxiety, and the Rise of the American Colossus

    by Sean A. Mirski | Read by Gary Tiedemann

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Gary Tiedemann knows how to bring out the best in a strong narrative and, more importantly, how not to tamper with one. His delivery is brisk, highly focused, and steady throughout. The author's discussion traces the course of the U.S.'s growing domination of the Western Hemisphere through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--backed by the Monroe Doctrine and... Read More

  • STARS IN YOUR EYES

    STARS IN YOUR EYES

    by Kacen Callender | Read by André Santana, AJ Beckles, Dani Martineck, Hannah Church, Avi Roque, George Newbern, Patryce Williams, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, VyVy Nguyen

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    André Santana and AJ Beckles lead a talented ensemble in delivering this heartfelt romance about healing from trauma. Santana voices Logan, an actor infamous for his terrible behavior. Beckles voices up-and-coming actor Mattie, Hollywood's latest golden boy. When publicity for their new rom-com fails to bring in audiences, they agree to pretend to date. Santana captures Logan's... Read More

  • CUNK ON EVERYTHING

    CUNK ON EVERYTHING The Encyclopedia Philomena

    by Philomena Cunk | Read by Philomena Cunk

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The hilarious Philomena Cunk (the alter ego of British comic Diane Morgan) narrates her own encyclopedia of the world. Her voice and delightful British accent are half the fun as Cunk combines real facts with absurd falsehoods in this send-up of TV experts and historians. The best part is that she delivers the information without a hint of sarcasm. Americans and other non-Brits... Read More

  • AFTER THE MIRACLE

    AFTER THE MIRACLE The Political Crusades of Helen Keller

    by Max Wallace | Read by Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Christine Lakin delivers this audiobook about the politics of Helen Keller, an early-twentieth-century deafblind disability rights activist. The story of how she learned to communicate at the age of 7, dramatized in the 1959 play THE MIRACLE WORKER, captured the hearts of Americans, and she became an iconic figure. But many people didn't know she was a member of the Socialist... Read More

  • FORAGER

    FORAGER Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult

    by Michelle Dowd | Read by Michelle Dowd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Michelle Dowd's youthful voice makes it easy for listeners to be transported to the Field--the apocalyptic cult begun by her strict, religious grandfather in 1931 in which she grew up. She begins each chapter with an instructive recitation of her mother's teachings about healing plants, information that eventually gives her new ways to view the world. Her narration is almost... Read More

  • NOBODY'S FOOL

    NOBODY'S FOOL Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do about It

    by Daniel Simons, Christopher Chabris | Read by Andrew Sellon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Andrew Sellon's pleasing performance makes the authors' conversational writing and fascinating insights a treat to hear. His vocal tone is hushed, which makes him sound like he's unfolding a secret or sharing something startling--a good way to interpret an audiobook that is full of surprising perspectives. Two psychologists unpack the habits of mind and perceptual biases that... Read More

  • FORGET ME NOT

    FORGET ME NOT

    by Julie Soto | Read by Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Callie Dalton and Teddy Hamilton team up for a heartwarming performance of this reluctant romance. Ama, a wedding planner, and Elliot, a florist, broke up some time ago but now have an opportunity to work together again on a celebrity wedding. Dalton portrays Ama as ambitious and thoughtful, while Hamilton's Elliot is antisocial and stubborn--yet he aspires to more in his life.... Read More

  • BREAK THE WHEEL

    BREAK THE WHEEL Ending the Cycle of Police Violence

    by Keith Ellison, Philonise Floyd [Fore.] | Read by Keith Ellison, Willis Williams [Fore.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrating with authority, author Keith Ellison brings his research and life experience to the listener. The Minnesota Attorney General examines the history of police violence and the roles various participants in the U.S. justice system have played in perpetuating or trying to end this historic cycle. Ellison's voice is deep, animated, and appropriately compassionate in... Read More

  • CROSS DOWN

    CROSS DOWN Alex Cross, Book 31

    by James Patterson, Brendan DuBois | Read by William Stephens, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Mela Lee, Inger Tudor, Zeno Robinson, Wayne Carr, Peter Giles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners will be captivated by this gripping thriller featuring Alex Cross's lifelong friend and crime-solving partner John Sampson, masterfully performed by William Stephens. The plot involves a series of seemingly unconnected domestic terrorist attacks that threaten to destabilize the U.S. government. To identify who is behind them, with the clock ticking, Sampson partners... Read More

  • CHINESE MENU

    CHINESE MENU The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods

    by Grace Lin | Read by Lisa Ling

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Lisa Ling's informative introductions lead in to her storytelling as she delivers delectable food-based tales drawn from Chinese culture. In a conversational tone, Ling describes an iconic dish, offering historical context, etymology, or myth and capturing the warmth of the author toward these foods. She then transitions to tales about dragons, monks, emperors, and other... Read More

  • THE HEAT WILL KILL YOU FIRST

    THE HEAT WILL KILL YOU FIRST Life and Death on a Scorched Planet

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jeff Goodell | Read by L.J. Ganser

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook illuminates the dramatic impact of climate change on our planet. Presented superbly by narrator L.J. Ganser, the audiobook exposes the how and why of global heat and its devastating effects, from wildfires to melting glaciers and other events that are impacting lives around the globe. Ganser delivers an exceptional performance. With a bold delivery, he transforms... Read More

  • THAT TIME I GOT DRUNK AND SAVED A HUMAN

    THAT TIME I GOT DRUNK AND SAVED A HUMAN Mead Mishaps, Book 1

    by Kimberly Lemming | Read by Hazel Addison

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Listeners will be delighted with narrator Hazel Addison's return for the third title in the Mead Mishaps series, recently boosted in popularity by BookTok reviewers. As a child, Cherry didn't understand why princesses trapped in towers had to wait around to be rescued. After being taken by a dragon, she understands a bit more. Planning her escape, she is inadvertently saved by... Read More

  • THE KING IS DEAD

    THE KING IS DEAD

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Benjamin Dean | Read by Ivanno Jeremiah

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ivanno Jeremiah's impressive performance brings listeners on a thrilling romantic journey. Young James is now the first Black heir to the British throne, but the historic moment is spoiled by rumors of his romantic life in vindictive tabloids. James is faced with the dilemma of becoming the nation's leader while keeping his boyfriend safe from scandal. Jeremiah's narration is... Read More

  • THE 9TH MAN

    THE 9TH MAN

    by Steve Berry, Grant Blackwood | Read by Scott Brick

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Despite the passage of six decades, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is still fodder for speculation and, as this audiobook proves, fictionalization. Narrated with deft enthusiasm by Scott Brick, this thriller keeps listeners engaged from start to finish. Highlighting the theory that the President's death was caused by a ninth man whose presence at the scene was... Read More

  • BEFORE SHE FINDS ME

    BEFORE SHE FINDS ME

    by Heather Chavez | Read by Megan Tusing

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Megan Tusing delivers fast-paced excitement in this gripping thriller with two strong female characters. Julia Benet is a mom and a college professor; Ren Petrovic, who is four months pregnant, is a professional assassin with a moral code. After a school shooting occurs on move-in day at the college campus where Julia is helping her daughter, both women set off on a... Read More

  • YOUR FUTURE SELF

    YOUR FUTURE SELF How to Make Tomorrow Better Today

    by Hal Hershfield | Read by Sean Pratt

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    What is your relationship with your future self? And how does that impact your decisions in the present? These are some of the intriguing questions that psychologist and professor Hershfield explores in depth and that narrator Sean Pratt delivers with appropriate clarity, gravitas, and occasional humor. Pratt conveys Hershfield's enthusiasm for his topic and keeps listeners... Read More

  • BRIDGE

    BRIDGE

    by Lauren Beukes | Read by Lisa Cordileone

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This unique sci-fi novel has Lisa Cordileone jumping between time frames and alternating realities. She voices the title character, Bridge Kittinger, as both a child and an adult. Bridge swallows a "dreamworm" that launches her into the mystery of her psychedelic past and how it relates to her late mother's cutting-edge neuroscience research. Cordileone's quirky, almost... Read More

  • THE RETURN OF WOLVES

    THE RETURN OF WOLVES An Iconic Predator's Struggle to Survive in the American West

    by Eli Francovich | Read by George Newbern

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audio account of human-wolf interactions in Washington state describes the ways environmentalists and ranchers work--usually at odds--to achieve their goals. George Newbern narrates this examination of human-wolf interactions in an engaging baritone with a slight staccato intonation. His pacing is easygoing and unhurried, making this work quite easy to follow. His... Read More

  • WALKING WITH SAM

    WALKING WITH SAM A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain

    by Andrew McCarthy | Read by Andrew McCarthy, Sam McCarthy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Actor and director Andrew McCarthy narrates his latest audiobook with sonority and pitch variety that make listening a treat. His voice is contemplative and his insights humble as he and his son, Sam, try to understand themselves and each other during their 500-mile walk in Spain. Nineteen-year-old Sam, also an actor, performs his pithy comments during the journey with less... Read More

  • WHO'S YOUR FOUNDING FATHER?

    WHO'S YOUR FOUNDING FATHER? One Mans Epic Quest to Uncover the First, True Declaration of Independence

    by David Fleming | Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Jonathan Todd Ross is the perfect narrator for Fleming's passionate popular history and travelogue about The Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775 and the author's quest to find out more about this document. In May 1775, a number of pesky Scots-Irish (mostly Presbyterian) men met in Charlotte, North Carolina, and wrote a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. A copy of it... Read More

  • GOOD NIGHT, IRENE

    GOOD NIGHT, IRENE

    by Luis Alberto Urrea | Read by Barrie Kreinik, Luis Alberto Urrea [Note]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This audiobook takes a little-known WWII program and builds a story around it, inspired by the real-life experiences of the author's mother. Irene joins the "Clubmobile" program as a Red Cross volunteer, and listeners follow her through a multitude of harrowing ordeals as she brings coffee, doughnuts, and other treats to soldiers on the front lines in Europe. Barrie Kreinik... Read More

  • THE LIFE YOU CAN SAVE

    THE LIFE YOU CAN SAVE 10th Anniversary Edition

    by Peter Singer | Read by Peter Singer, Kristen Bell, Michael Schur, Paul Simon, Marc Evan Jackson, Natalia Vodianova, Stephen Fry, Nick DAgosto, Winnie Auma, Shabana Azmi, Charlie Bresler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    In this revised 10th anniversary edition of Peter Singer's guide to giving thoughtfully to those in need worldwide, a diverse ensemble, including the author himself, take turns enlivening each chapter. Voices ranging from legendary musician Paul Simon's soft Jersey drawl, actress Kristen Bell's upbeat tones, and model/philanthropist Natalia Vodianova's Russian-accented words... Read More

  • THE MIDDLE KINGDOMS

    THE MIDDLE KINGDOMS A New History of Central Europe

    by Martyn Rady | Read by John Curless

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Hearing Rady's sweeping history of the European region including Germany, Poland, Austria, and the Baltics, from antiquity to the present, the listener may sometimes feel lost in a wilderness of names, dates, and places. But John Curless makes following along as easy and pleasant as possible. He exhibits a fine ability to express the sense of the text and has an instantly... Read More

  • BOOKSHOP CINDERELLA

    BOOKSHOP CINDERELLA Scandal at the Savoy, Book 1

    by Laura Lee Guhrke | Read by Marisa Calin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Marisa Calin takes listeners back to England in the late 1800s. Evie Harlow owns a bookshop in London. When she crosses paths with Maximillian, the Duke of Westbourne, he proposes that he turn her into the diamond of the social season in order to win a bet with friends. Calin gives Max a crisp upper-class tone that contrasts clearly with Evie's middle-class speech. Calin... Read More

  • SIPPING DOM PERIGNON THROUGH A STRAW

    SIPPING DOM PERIGNON THROUGH A STRAW Reimagining Success as a Disabled Achiever

    by Eddie Ndopu | Read by Eddie Ndopu

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    South African disability rights activist Eddie Ndopu performs his memoir, bringing his story to life with his thoughtful narration. When Ndopu receives a full scholarship to attend Oxford University, he feels equally overwhelmed and elated that all of his hard work and advocacy have paid off. But when he emails the university to discuss the accommodations he needs due to spinal... Read More

  • ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

    ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

    by Dominic Lim | Read by Aaron J. Albano

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Aaron Albano narrates a second-chance romance between former friends who meet after 20 years. Quito Cruz knew Emmett Aoki in high school, before Emmett was a famous movie star. Back then, they were in choir together. Now Quito must convince Emmett to return for a charity concert. Albano makes Quito relatable, capturing his career and relationship frustrations. His roommate,... Read More

  • DUST

    DUST

    by Dusti Bowling | Read by Laura Knight Keating

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Laura Knight Keating captures the youthful timbre and optimistic tone of 12-year-old Avalyn, whose asthma doesn't preclude her passion for language and spelling. A boy named Adam incites Avalyn's curiosity because of his withdrawn personality and the dust storms that arrive whenever he does. Keating's astute delivery of dialogue gives a strong sense of Avalyn's first romantic... Read More

  • GOODBYE EARL

    GOODBYE EARL A Revenge Novel

    by Leesa Cross-Smith | Read by Mela Lee, Kamali Minter, Sarah Beth Goer, Erin Bennett, Traci Odom, Julian Thomas

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This heartfelt audiobook about four friends who are seeking revenge is a must-listen. Kasey, smoothly voiced by Mela Lee, returns to her small town for the first time since high school. She's haunted by the truth of her mother's death. Ada, portrayed confidently by Erin Bennett, is now married with kids. Rosemarie, whose upspeak is delivered by Kamali Minter, is balancing an... Read More

  • LEARNED BY HEART

    LEARNED BY HEART

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Emma Donoghue | Read by Shiromi Arserio

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Shiromi Arserio is the ideal choice for this touching novel about two 14-year-old girls who attend a boarding school in York, England, in 1805. Arserio vividly conveys the emotional complexities of Eliza Raine, a lonely, wealthy orphan from India, and Anne Lister, an audacious, highly intelligent tomboy. The social outcasts quickly become inseparable, and their friendship... Read More

  • THE THREE AGES OF WATER

    THE THREE AGES OF WATER Prehistoric Past, Imperiled Present, and a Hope for the Future

    by Peter Gleick | Read by Jonathan Beville

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jonathan Beville narrates clearly and makes the most of the rare moments of emotion in this audiobook. We need water to keep us alive, grow our food, make our computer chips, flush our toilets, and perform many other vital services. Sadly, as this audiobook makes clear, many parts of the world do not have access to usable water. Peter Gleick's "three ages" refer to the periods... Read More

  • WASTELAND

    WASTELAND The Secret World of Waste and the Urgent Search for a Cleaner Future

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Oliver Franklin-Wallis | Read by Chris Harper

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Chris Harper has his work cut out for him in this chilling audiobook about waste around the globe. His challenge is to keep to a reportorial tone amid the horrifying reports of toxic mountains of garbage. He maintains the right pace and cadence as he recounts the author’s discoveries, which include an island of plastic three times the size of France in the Pacific, corporate... Read More

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER

    by Jaroslav Kalfar | Read by Juanita McMahon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Juanita McMahon narrates this cautionary tale, which transports listeners to a future in which present-day politics and technology have wreaked havoc on humanity. McMahon imbues each character with a distinctive voice and emotional complexity. Adela is a terminally ill Czech woman who is traveling to New York City to meet Tereza, the daughter she gave up for adoption. Tereza is... Read More

  • THE NIGHTINGALE AFFAIR

    THE NIGHTINGALE AFFAIR

    by Tim Mason | Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies performs this intriguing mystery set during the Victorian era in London. Intrepid PI Charles Field, formerly of the Metropolitan Police, is investigating the murders of several women. The crimes and the clues he uncovers remind him of a series of cases he was involved in the Crimea, when strong-willed, no-nonsense Florence Nightingale and her... Read More

  • THE CARNIVALE OF CURIOSITIES

    THE CARNIVALE OF CURIOSITIES

    by Amiee Gibbs | Read by James Langton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    James Langton narrates a gothic tale of dark magic and Victorian glamour. The Carnivale of Curiosities, one of London's most iconic traveling sideshows, is headed by the magical showman Aurelius Ashe. It's said Ashe can make any wish come true, but the veracity of the claim remains a close secret. Langton employs a gravelly timbre that complements the lyrical writing. His... Read More

  • HONEY, BABY, MINE

    HONEY, BABY, MINE A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding)

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Reese Witherspoon [Fore.] | Read by Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Reese Witherspoon [Fore.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This genre-bending collection of searingly intimate real-life conversations exemplifies everything that is exciting about audio as a medium. When actor Diane Ladd is diagnosed with lung scarring from pesticide exposure, she's given six months to live and told that exercise is her only chance for improvement. Ladd's daughter, actor Laura Dern, proposes daily walks, with the... Read More

  • AN HONEST MAN

    AN HONEST MAN

    by Michael Koryta | Read by Robert Petkoff

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Robert Petkoff uses a variety of New England accents to enhance this thriller, which takes place on an island off Maine. Petkoff's controlled, dark narration adds some brine to the unraveling mystery of who killed seven people on a beached ghost ship. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, the story reveals secrets that beget secrets as Israel Pike, the island outcast,... Read More

  • THE SNOW HARE

    THE SNOW HARE

    by Paula Lichtarowicz | Read by Rose Ackroyd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Rose Ackroyd narrates this novel about love, loss, and persistence, set during the Soviet invasion of Poland during WWII. When Lena Sadowska's Polish village is invaded by the Soviets, she and her family are banished to a work camp in the barren lands of Siberia. Portraying Lena's persistence through horrible circumstances, Ackroyd provides a mostly straight delivery with only... Read More

  • 1% LEADERSHIP

    1% LEADERSHIP Master the Small, Daily Improvements that Set Great Leaders Apart

    by Andy Ellis | Read by Andy Ellis

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Narrating himself, consultant Andy Ellis recommends that business leaders focus on differentiating between what's important and what's not. Making a series of incremental improvements in what's most important, he says, will have a profound cumulative effect. For example, clear, effective communication creates a common language among employees and makes them feel valued, which... Read More

  • THE ADULT

    THE ADULT

    by Bronwyn Fischer | Read by Emma Love

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This queer coming-of-age novel is melancholic and reflective, and Emma Love's performance perfectly matches its tone. Just after Natalie arrives at university in Toronto, she's swept into an affair with an older woman. While adjusting to city life, navigating new friendships, and journaling for an intriguing poetry class, she finds herself falling ever more deeply into her... Read More

  • ADVIKA AND THE HOLLYWOOD WIVES

    ADVIKA AND THE HOLLYWOOD WIVES

    by Kirthana Ramisetti | Read by Rukhmani K. Desai

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This lively listening experience about a young woman's journey to piece together her husband's past includes musical interludes, typewriter return clicks, and audience laughter. Twenty-six-year-old aspiring screenwriter Advika's whirlwind romance with Oscar-winning producer Julian, age 72, becomes embittered by red flags that cause Advika increasing concern. And that's before... Read More

  • ASSYRIA

    ASSYRIA The Rise and Fall of the World's First Empire

    by Eckart Frahm | Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Frahm's survey of Assyrian history from its Bronze Age beginnings, through its brief glory period as an empire, to its remnants in modern times is well served by Matthew Lloyd Davies's precise yet fluid narration. Davies's voice is cultured-sounding, clear--with a touch of huskiness--and pleasant. His modulations and emphases bring out the sense of the text, rising and falling... Read More

  • IN THE BLOOD

    IN THE BLOOD How Two Outsiders Solved a Centuries-Old Medical Mystery and Took On the US Army

    by Charles Barber | Read by Ron Butler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Ron Butler sounds surprised by the obscurity of Frank Hursey, who developed QuikClot and a related type of combat gauze. Both products were designed to stop bleeding. Here the author traces their creation and the fight to bring them to market. Butler clearly explains the science behind them and the tangled web of negotiations that followed. He powerfully dramatizes... Read More

  • PARADISE-1

    PARADISE-1

    by David Wellington | Read by Laurel Lefkow

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    On a spaceship operated by artificial intelligence, a special agent, a doctor, a pilot, and a robot come out of cryogenic sleep upon arriving at the edge of the known universe. There they find Earth's first deep-space colony, Paradise-1, surrounded by dead and dying spacecraft. What happened? Laurel Lefkow brings a sophisticated blend of urgency, terror, and good-old-fashioned... Read More

  • PARACHUTE WOMEN

    PARACHUTE WOMEN Marianne Faithful, Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, and the Women Behind the Rolling Stones

    by Elizabeth Winder | Read by Angelina Rocca

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Angelina Rocca's narration--serious but not unfriendly, exhaustive but not exhausting--sets the right tone for this audiobook about the trendsetting women associated with the Rolling Stones. Rocca convincingly conveys the author's premise that Marianne Faithful, Anita Pallenberg, Marsha Hunt, and Bianca Jagger weren't the women "behind" the Rolling Stones; they were... Read More

  • A LINE IN THE SAND

    A LINE IN THE SAND

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kevin Powers | Read by Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Combining murder and international intrigue, this audiobook grabs the listener and never lets go. Narrator Christine Lakin's performance is masterful because of her ability to create nuanced voices and accents that add to this thriller's memorable moments and characters. Arman Bajalan, a former Iraqi interpreter, is in hiding in Norfolk, Virginia, after an assassination attempt... Read More

  • TRANSLATION STATE

    TRANSLATION STATE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ann Leckie | Read by Adjoa Andoh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Adjoa Andoh narrates a complex story about identity and belonging set in the Imperial Radch universe. Qven would have become a Presgar translator were it not for a terrible incident that set them careening toward the characters Enae Athur and Reet Hluid, and to the Radch Empire. Andoh expertly navigates the emotional depths of the three main characters, each of whom comes from... Read More

  • THE PEKING EXPRESS

    THE PEKING EXPRESS The Bandits Who Stole a Train, Stunned the West, and Broke the Republic of China

    by James M. Zimmerman | Read by David Shih

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The author's initial commentary on the safety of night travel creates foreboding as David Shih narrates the story of the famous hijacking of a train between Shanghai and Peking in 1923. Shih builds intensity from the first skirmish as bandits fire on the train. His tone softens as he describes swallows that flew through the camp where the hostages, including many Westerners,... Read More

  • ALL THE GOLD STARS

    ALL THE GOLD STARS Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rainesford Stauffer | Read by Jess Nahikian

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Jess Nahikian's voice sounds assured, comfortable, and clear, but their real achievement is how well their performance connects with this author's thoughtful perspectives and desire to help young people. The audiobook is a calm but persistent plea for people to resist societal messages that we should hustle more and never be satisfied with our accomplishments. Author and... Read More

  • A LOVE CATASTROPHE

    A LOVE CATASTROPHE

    by Helena Hunting | Read by Erin Mallon, Joe Arden

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Frequent collaborators Erin Mallon and Joe Arden combine their skills in a contemporary romance featuring a self-professed crazy cat lady and an uptight sports statistician. When Miles Thorn hires Kitty Hart to watch his mother's cat, he doesn't expect to fall for the quirky "kitty whisperer." As the two spend more time together, their attraction grows. Both prolific narrators,... Read More

  • INFINITY GATE

    INFINITY GATE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by M.R. Carey | Read by Dami Olukoya

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This audiobook is nothing short of outstanding, thanks in part to the incredible performance of narrator Dami Olukoya, which takes it to the next level. At first, the story seems overly steeped in unnecessarily complicated science, but listeners who soldier through that will engage with whole new worlds and dimensions. A scientist on our dying Earth discovers a gateway to... Read More

  • THE LAST HONEST MAN

    THE LAST HONEST MAN The CIA, the FBI, the Mafia, and the Kennedys--and One Senator's Fight to Save Democracy

    by James Risen, Thomas Risen | Read by Kevin Stillwell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Kevin Stillwell narrates this overdue biographical history like a reporter pursuing the story of a lifetime. His voice informs, his tone reveals, his style illuminates, and his cadence moves the intense action forward. For this is the riveting story of the 1975 Senate Committee that unearthed the multiple crimes and misdeeds of our nation's secret agencies, which ranged from... Read More

  • BLACK BALL

    BLACK BALL Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA

    by Theresa Runstedtler | Read by Xenia Willacey

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook highlights the efforts of Black professional basketball players of the 1970s, including Connie Hawkins, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Spencer Haywood, to pave the way for the improved working conditions of today's stars. The audiobook details the challenges and sacrifices that these and other players made to create the freedom current players have to negotiate large... Read More

  • THE MUSEUM OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

    THE MUSEUM OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

    by Mike Gayle | Read by Witney White

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Gayle's story alternates between "Then," when her mother's sudden death upended Jess's life, and "Now," as she tackles the emotional task of emptying her mother's home. Witney White gives Jess a British accent while voicing her grief as she struggles to find a home for possessions too precious to toss. Frustration comes through as Jess begins to re-evaluate her choices and... Read More

  • QUEENS OF A FALLEN WORLD

    QUEENS OF A FALLEN WORLD The Lost Women of St. Augustine's Confessions

    by Kate Cooper | Read by Georgina Sutton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Georgina Sutton demonstrates the enviable, hard-to-define narrator's ability to fully deliver the author's intentions in this engaging examination of St. Augustine (354-430 CE) and the four women in his life. Through her intelligent, easy command of the sense of the text, expressed through intonation and emphasis, she brings understanding and sympathy to Cooper's discussion of... Read More

  • WHY FATHERS CRY AT NIGHT

    WHY FATHERS CRY AT NIGHT A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kwame Alexander | Read by Kwame Alexander

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Kwame Alexander, poet and narrator of several of his own books, brings poignancy to his “snapshots of a man learning to love. Again.” His memoir is a savory-sweet mix of poems, letters, and recipes. Regardless of form, they are shot through with a poet’s rhythms, sensory memories, moving moments of learning, and unique experiences that strike a universal chord. Candidly,... Read More

  • CROOKED

    CROOKED The Roaring '20s Tale of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal

    by Nathan Masters | Read by David H. Lawrence XVII

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    For political junkies, this account of corruption from the 1920s is a tour de force made all the more enjoyable by the able narration of David Lawrence. The audiobook tells the story of the fall of Attorney General Harry Daugherty and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover. The author's straightforward style translates well to audio, and Lawrence's steady voice carries the text along... Read More

  • THE DONUT LEGION

    THE DONUT LEGION

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Joe R. Lansdale | Read by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Finlay Stevenson, January LaVoy, Marc Vietor, Brad Sanders, Greg Littlefield

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    As Joe R. Lansdale portrays ex-private eye Charlie Garner, he gives the role a Mike Hammer flavor with a Texas twang. The appearance--and disappearance--of Garner's ex-wife sends him on the trail of a cult that is linked to donut shops. He gets help from his brother, Felix, voiced in a chiding tone by Greg Littlefield; a writer nicknamed Scrappy, voiced with a gung-ho attitude... Read More

  • QUITTING: A LIFE STRATEGY

    QUITTING: A LIFE STRATEGY The Myth of Perseverance - and How the New Science of Giving Up Can Set You Free

    by Julia Keller | Read by Hillary Huber

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller examines the cultural aversion to quitting, concluding that despite its bad reputation, quitting pursuits that aren't working is actually a valid survival strategy. Hillary Huber's straightforward, clear narration is a natural fit for this manifesto on reassessing one's values and goals. She describes the feeling of self-loathing... Read More

  • SILVER ALERT

    SILVER ALERT

    by Lee Smith | Read by Caitlin Davies

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Caitlin Davies excels as the irascible Herbert Atlas, an octogenarian who is on a road trip through South Florida. His getaway--for the purpose of avoiding being placed in a home--triggers a Silver Alert. He is accompanied by 20-something Dee Dee Mullins, who is also on the lam. The recovering addict, former sex worker, and abuse victim wants to see the princesses at... Read More

  • THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN

    THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN

    by Susanna Hoffs | Read by Susanna Hoffs, Juliet Stevenson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    A struggling musician's rollicking adventure across the Pond is made all the more vibrant, thanks to the dynamic dual narration of Susanna Hoffs and Juliet Stevenson. Hoffs takes on the role of Jane Start, a one-hit wonder no one remembers. Hoffs's expressive tone evokes Jane's messy and chaotic life as she jets off to London, where she unexpectedly meets the love of her life.... Read More

  • THE FIVE-STAR WEEKEND

    THE FIVE-STAR WEEKEND

    by Elin Hilderbrand | Read by Erin Bennett

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Erin Bennett shines in this story of loss, friendship, forgiveness, and love. Hollis Shaw grew up on Nantucket but built a life away from the island after college. From the outside, her life appears perfect as the creator of "Hungry with Hollis." But after the untimely death of her husband, Hollis must rebuild, so she hosts a "Five Star Weekend" with four friends from... Read More

  • NOTORIOUS SORCERER

    NOTORIOUS SORCERER Burnished City, Book 1

    by Davinia Evans | Read by Kirsten Foster

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    In this debut fantasy, the first installment of the Burnished City trilogy, Kirsten Foster has a broad cast of characters to bring to life. Using a variety of accents, she distinguishes characters and their classes in a highly stratified society. The main character, Siyon, yearns to be an alchemist, but he's reaching far above his station. So, using his natural talent, he... Read More

  • IF IT SOUNDS LIKE A QUACK...

    IF IT SOUNDS LIKE A QUACK... A Journey to the Fringes of American Medicine

    by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling | Read by Jamie Renell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook evokes both disbelief and dismay. It recounts true stories of hucksters and how they came to believe that only they knew the one way to cure medical conditions that science--with all of its research, testing, and proven methods--couldn't. Jamie Renell does a superb job of walking a fine line between incredulity and shock as he shares stories of mostly... Read More

  • AN APPETITE FOR MIRACLES

    AN APPETITE FOR MIRACLES

    by Laekan Zea Kemp | Read by André Santana, Stacy Gonzalez

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In alternating chapters, narrators André Santana and Stacy Gonzalez depict the lives of two Mexican American teens, Danna and Raul, who find first love amid family struggles. The production offers a fascinating variation in point of view: Periodically one narrator slips effortlessly and dynamically into the narration of the other. Santana depicts Raul's sadness and worry after... Read More

  • DUST CHILD

    DUST CHILD

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Que Mai Phan Nguyen | Read by Quyen Ngo

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Quyen Ngo, who also voiced bestselling author Nguyen's debut, THE MOUNTAINS SING, captivates listeners with this thought-provoking historical novel. The fictionalized account, drawn from the author's dissertation research, explores the often overlooked lives of Amerasians in Vietnam, children conceived during the Vietnam War between American GIs and Vietnamese women.... Read More

  • JANA GOES WILD

    JANA GOES WILD

    by Farah Heron | Read by Soneela Nankani

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Soneela Nankani gives a magnificent performance of this lively and heartwarming second-chance romance. Jana, a South Asian Canadian single mother of 4-year-old Imani, has been cautious with dating since her brief fling with Imani's father, Anil. Then, Jana, Anil, and Imani are invited to their close friends, Kamila and Rohan's, two-week destination wedding in Tanzania.... Read More

  • THE SENSE OF WONDER

    THE SENSE OF WONDER

    by Matthew Salesses | Read by Jee Young Han, Tommy Kang

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This audiobook, a romance at its core, is about the interwoven relationships among three couples. It also recounts a basketball star's challenges on and off the court and his relationship with his girlfriend, who helps produce K-dramas--dramatic shows with structured plots in South Korea. The narrating tag team of Jee Young Han and Tommy Kang do a marvelous job with the voices.... Read More

  • ON EVERY TIDE

    ON EVERY TIDE The Making and Remaking of the Irish World

    by Sean Connolly | Read by Patrick Moy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Patrick Moy brings a light Irish brogue to Sean Connolly's account of Irish immigrants' presence and progress around the world. Listeners might know the role Irish immigrants have played in American culture, even if they don't know that GONE WITH THE WIND and the comic strip BRINGING UP FATHER drew on the immigrant experience. However, American listeners might not think about... Read More

  • ABOVE GROUND

    ABOVE GROUND Poems

    by Clint Smith | Read by Clint Smith

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    Clint Smith's poems are deep, resonant, and well crafted. He delivers them with a clear understanding of their meaning and how to bring that meaning to listeners. His works explore various aspects of fatherhood from experiencing the early stages of a first pregnancy to managing two toddlers. Some of the experiences Smith chronicles are specific to Black families, but many are... Read More

  • INTO THE SOUL OF THE WORLD

    INTO THE SOUL OF THE WORLD My Journey to Healing

    by Brad Wetzler | Read by Andrew Eiden

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Andrew Eiden channels travel reporter Brad Wetzler's personal journey through a traumatic youth, drug addiction, and healing. Appropriately, much of Wetzler's account takes place while he is traveling the world. Eiden maintains a calm tone and masculine timbre throughout this memoir as he captures the author's humor and heartache during some of his most vulnerable and teachable... Read More

  • HOOP MUSES

    HOOP MUSES An Insider's Guide to Pop Culture and the (Women's) Game

    by Kate Fagan, Seimone Augustus | Read by Kate Fagan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Kate Fagan narrates her newest audiobook, this one on the pop culture and history of women's basketball. From the perspective of a player in 2072, Fagan takes listeners from the invention of basketball in 1891 through the trials and triumphs of women playing the game. Stories of fans scrambling over walls to witness women in action and quirky teams with henna-dyed hair fill... Read More

  • PURPOSEFUL CURIOSITY

    PURPOSEFUL CURIOSITY The Power of Asking the Right Questions at the Right Time

    by Constantine Andriopoulos | Read by Michael Chance

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Andriopoulos, professor of entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School, London, encourages listeners to dig deeper to ignite their curiosity and spark innovation. Narrator Michael Chance delivers his manifesto in an appropriate tone with the right pace and range of emotion to inspire listeners to explore their own curiosity about curiosity. Andriopoulos recognizes that he is... Read More

  • YOURS TRULY

    YOURS TRULY Part of Your World, Book 2

    by Abby Jimenez | Read by Kyla Garcia, Zachary Webber

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Listening to Kyla Garcia and Zachary Webber portray Dr. Briana Ortiz and Dr. Jacob Maddox in this audio romance is an opportunity to disappear into other lives for a while. Both Briana and Jacob have storylines that grab the listener in an emotional way. Briana is reeling from a nasty divorce and coping with her brother's kidney failure; Jacob is battling severe social anxiety.... Read More

  • MADAME RESTELL

    MADAME RESTELL The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York's Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist

    by Jennifer Wright | Read by Mara Wilson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mara Wilson's engaging, lyrical voice is a suitable match for Jennifer Wright's biography. In pre-Gilded Age New York City, Madame Restell was a healer and chemist who created and provided reliable birth control and abortion solutions for women who needed help. Wilson deftly navigates the serious medical information and evokes empathy for women who need to end pregnancy for a... Read More

  • AWAKEN YOUR GENIUS

    AWAKEN YOUR GENIUS Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary

    by Ozan Varol | Read by Ozan Varol

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Breaking away from conformity and habitual thought patterns is a frequent theme in personal growth audiobooks, but Ozan Varol makes the process sound new and accessible. Don't get too comfortable with the familiar, he says, because it can hold you back from uncovering opportunities and keep you from igniting the talents and aspirations you forgot you have. Varol is a worldly... Read More

  • SIMPLY LIES

    SIMPLY LIES

    by David Baldacci | Read by Lisa Flanagan, Corey Carthew

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Two narrators prove twice as nice in this engaging audiobook from a thriller titan. Lisa Flanagan does the heavy lifting, smoothly portraying the female characters, notably Mickey Gibson, a single mom and detective turned asset retriever, and Clarisse, a con artist who tricks Mickey into investigating the murder of a reclusive businessman. Corey Carthew is kept busy voicing a... Read More

  • BLACK WOLF

    BLACK WOLF

    by Kathleen Kent | Read by Eva Kaminsky

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this riveting audiobook, newly minted CIA agent Melvina Donleavy confronts KGB chief Martin Kavalchuk, also known as the Black Wolf while she and her team are on a mission to Soviet Belarus. The tables turn when the Black Wolf uses Donleavy to help identify a serial killer. Narrator Eva Kaminsky's performance captures Donleavy's overall confidence and her trepidation at... Read More

  • REVOLUTIONARY ROADS

    REVOLUTIONARY ROADS Searching for the War That Made America Independent...and All the Places It Could Have Gone Terribly Wrong

    by Bob Thompson | Read by Fred Berman

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Fred Berman takes listeners through the course of the American Revolution, moving from New England to Georgia to Canada and to Yorktown, Virginia. In doing so, he explains how things could have been different--much different. Berman's narration of this travelogue as history is nothing short of splendid, even sublime. Thompson's writing is not academic. Its conversational style... Read More

  • THE FOXGLOVE KING

    THE FOXGLOVE KING The Nightshade Crown, Book 1

    by Hannah Whitten | Read by Emily Ellet

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Emily Ellet narrates this first installment of the Nightside Crown series. Lore is a necromancer living on the edges of society in a world filled with death magic. When it becomes clear that the king has need of her talents, she is taken prisoner and thrust into court life. In the custody of Gabriel, a monk whose life is dedicated to the study of death magic, Lore is put to... Read More

  • WHAT HAPPENED TO RUTHY RAMIREZ

    WHAT HAPPENED TO RUTHY RAMIREZ

    by Claire Jiménez | Read by Claire Jiménez

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Claire Jiménez narrates her hilarious yet heartrending debut, giving voice to a Puerto Rican family that is still reeling from the shock of having lost their 13-year-old daughter, Ruthy, 12 years earlier. Oldest daughter Jessica, youngest daughter Nina, and mom Dolores reckon with Ruthy's disappearance in different ways--with frustration, exhaustion, incomprehension, and hurt.... Read More

  • THE APOLOGY

    THE APOLOGY

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jimin Han | Read by Kathleen Kim

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Kathleen Kim's magnificent performance brings out the complexity and drama of this outstanding saga, which crosses cultures through generations and extends into the afterlife. Kim is the compelling voice of Jeonga Cha, a strong-willed woman who is haunted by decisions she made based on pride and her need to maintain her family's honor. Generations later, as a ghost, Jeonga Cha... Read More

  • EVERYBODY KNOWS

    EVERYBODY KNOWS

    by Jordan Harper | Read by Megan Tusing, William DeMeritt

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrators Megan Tusing and William DeMeritt swap chapters in this excellent updated take on L.A. noir. Tusing voices Mae Pruitt, a "black bag" publicist who covers up Hollywood dirt. DeMeritt narrates the chapters dealing with Chris Tamburro, an ex-L.A. cop who suffers from faux heart attacks. As their stories merge, the two narrators build on each other's performances to... Read More

  • SUGARING OFF

    SUGARING OFF

    by Gillian French | Read by Caitlin Davies

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Caitlin Davies will have listeners savoring the details of a peaceful New Hampshire maple sugar farm, where 17-year-old Owl, who is partially deaf, lives with her adoptive aunt and uncle. Davies interjects tension and fear when Cody, a neighbor's son, appears suddenly and startlingly to help with the sugaring. A letter from Owl's father that announces his release from prison... Read More

  • JUST JERRY

    JUST JERRY How Drawing Shaped My Life

    by Jerry Pinkney | Read by Scott Pinkney, Gloria Pinkney [Intro.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Scott Pinkney narrates his late father's memoir with such love that listeners will find themselves smiling and not wanting this audiobook to end. In his audiobook Jerry discusses his youth--his family and the people who helped him develop his skill as an artist. He also shares his struggles at school because of dyslexia and the racism he experienced. Despite challenges, Pinkney... Read More

  • ROMAINE WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY

    ROMAINE WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY The Delightful History of Food Language

    by Judith Tschann | Read by Alejandra Reynoso

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This brief but delightful audiobook showcases gifted narrator Alejandra Reynoso. The production is a treasury of food lore, particularly its language. Reynoso smoothly manages the audiobook's accents--Spanish, Latin, and Greek. She has a lovely voice and establishes just the right tone and cadence for a global journey centered on food ways. The author, an English professor with... Read More

  • A THOUSAND MILES TO GRACELAND

    A THOUSAND MILES TO GRACELAND

    by Kristen Mei Chase | Read by Kim Mai Guest

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Kim Mai Guest narrates the story of an emotionally complex mother-daughter road trip. When Grace's mother, Loralynn, asks for a trip to Graceland for her 70th birthday, guilt makes Grace say yes--and the journey turns into the trip of a lifetime. Guest's portrayal of Grace is that of a woman on the verge of a midlife crisis. She's dissatisfied with her career and personal life,... Read More

  • FIXIT

    FIXIT An IQ Novel, Book 6

    by Joe Ide | Read by Zeno Robinson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Zeno Robinson works hard to keep the listener engaged despite a static plot and a disappointing denouement, which are unusual for this series. He smoothly handles a variety of voices and accents and modulates his pacing as the story unfolds. Private investigator Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe's lover, Grace, is the victim of a revenge kidnapping, and everyone fears for her life.... Read More

  • MEREDITH, ALONE

    MEREDITH, ALONE

    by Claire Alexander | Read by Freya Mavor

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Freya Mavor expertly portrays Meredith, a woman who hasn't left her home for three years and is now beginning a journey to rejoin the world. In this heartfelt novel, which also addresses the trauma that caused Meredith to self-isolate, Mavor employs a tone of both normalcy and desperation as she depicts the character's daily routine. It's clear Meredith deals with anxiety.... Read More

  • YOU GOTTA BE YOU

    YOU GOTTA BE YOU How to Embrace This Messy Life and Step Into Who You Really Are

    by Brandon Kyle Goodman | Read by Brandon Kyle Goodman

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Author and narrator Brandon Goodman brings their thoughtful and joyful performance to an audiobook that explores what we might have become without the destructive messages given to us while growing up. Black, gay, and nonbinary, Goodman shares with listeners their real-life experiences, as well as how they overcame the harsh messages given to them as a child and learned to be... Read More

  • WHERE WE MEET THE WORLD

    WHERE WE MEET THE WORLD The Story of the Senses

    by Ashley Ward | Read by David Morley Hale

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Both the narrator and author of this audiobook come from the north of England, so listeners need to be ready for a distinctive accent. But no one should let the idiosyncratic delivery deter them from this rich and meaningful audiobook packed with scientific observations and references to the five senses--and beyond. Cultures matter: Listeners hear that colors have different... Read More

  • STATELESS

    STATELESS

    by Elizabeth Wein | Read by Moira Quirk

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Moira Quirk narrates this suspenseful novel, set in 1937. Amid the Spanish Civil War and the rise of Hitler, teenager Stella North is conscripted into an air race to promote peace. Representing Britain, Stella is the only female competing with pilots from many different European countries. This particular setting allows Quirk to showcase a wide variety of accents: British,... Read More

  • WORLD MADE OF GLASS

    WORLD MADE OF GLASS

    by Ami Polonsky | Read by Jennifer Nittoso

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Jennifer Nittoso narrates this moving story with such expression that listeners will deeply empathize with Iris, the main character. In 1987, Iris is a sixth grader in a New York City private school. It's the height of the AIDS epidemic. Sadly, Iris's father has contracted AIDS and is dying. There is a lot of stigma and misinformation about AIDS during this time. In addition to... Read More

  • SUSTAIN YOUR GAME

    SUSTAIN YOUR GAME High Performance Keys to Manage Stress, Avoid Stagnation, and Beat Burnout

    by Alan Stein Jr., Jon Sternfeld, Rece Davis [Fore.] | Read by Alan Stein Jr., Rece Davis

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Business consultant and speaker Alan Stein's narration has the energy of a sports trainer and the intellectual confidence of a behavioral scientist. As he delivers his audiobook's concise writing and intuitive structure, he projects comfort and holds attention with unfussy authority. The former basketball coach sees parallels between performance in sports and business--both... Read More

  • YMIR

    YMIR Violet Wars, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rich Larson | Read by Alan Medcroft

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Alan Medcroft's soothing narration suits this dark retelling of BEOWULF. Yorick left Ymir two decades ago after a traumatic encounter with his brother left him without his lower jaw. When a hostile alien machine threatens Ymir's mines, his employer forces him to return and hunt it down. Medcroft's consistent leisurely pace allows listeners to savor the rich, intriguing... Read More

  • YOU SHOULD SIT DOWN FOR THIS

    YOU SHOULD SIT DOWN FOR THIS A Memoir About Wine, Life, and Cookies

    by Tamera Mowry-Housley | Read by Tamera Mowry-Housley

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author and narrator Tamera Mowry-Housley brings stories of her acting career to audiobook listeners. Best known for her role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom "Sister, Sister," she recounts her professional achievements and failures on TV, the big screen, and even the stage. Mowry-Housley gives an overly dramatic performance of her life's ups and downs, using bombastic... Read More

  • WHO DO I THINK I AM?

    WHO DO I THINK I AM? Stories of Chola Wishes and Caviar Dreams

    by Anjelah Johnson-Reyes | Read by Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Anjelah Johnson-Reyes narrates her reflections on her early years as a Latinx woman aspiring to succeed in the entertainment industry. She is irreverent, hilarious, and high energy. Listeners will laugh out loud at the incidents she recounts from her high school years onward. She is frank and unflinching about her desire for upward mobility and recognition of her talents.... Read More

  • A DOOR MADE FOR ME

    A DOOR MADE FOR ME

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Tyler Merritt | Read by Tyler Merritt

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Tyler Merritt shares a painful childhood memory with unmistakable sincerity, speaking directly to the listener. Accompanied by music and sound effects, Merritt recounts visiting his Southern grandparents. His voice cheerfully recalls playing with a new friend throughout the summer. One day, they visit another friend's home to show off their catch of fish. In a powerful... Read More

  • THE MAGICIAN'S DAUGHTER

    THE MAGICIAN'S DAUGHTER

    Earphones Award Winner

    by H.G. Parry | Read by Rose McPhilemy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Rose McPhilemy's stellar performance underscores the dual sides of magic--delight and danger--in this immersive historical fantasy. Having lived her whole life on the hidden island of Hy-Brasil, Biddy is eager to explore the world beyond. But when her caretakers, the mage Rowan and his rabbit familiar Hutchincroft, open up a decades-old magical battle, Biddy gets more than she... Read More

  • THE JANUARY 6 REPORT

    THE JANUARY 6 REPORT Findings From the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol With Reporting, Analysis and Visuals by The New York Times

    by The January 6 Select Committee, The New York Times | Read by Cindy Kay, Saskia Maarleveld, Luke Broadwater [Intro.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    In a voice of quiet determination and wry confidence, narrator Cindy Kay matches the resolve of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol to pack as many facts and findings into one book as they can. The insurrection is in the details: the weeks of planning by the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, the plots to install fake electors, and the host... Read More

  • PALO ALTO

    PALO ALTO A History of California, Capitalism, and the World

    by Malcolm Harris | Read by Patrick Harrison

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Patrick Harrison combines a fine storytelling style with a sure sense of the dramatic and a good tempo. His resonant voice fits this massive evocation of the dark side of Silicon Valley, the outsized role of technology giants, and the political influence of Stanford University's Hoover Institute. The thesis is that technological innovators and their political allies became... Read More

  • EDIBLE ECONOMICS

    EDIBLE ECONOMICS A Hungry Economist Explains the World

    by Ha-Joon Chang | Read by Homer Todiwala

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Homer Todiwala provides a strong voice for this complicated examination of food and global economics, filled with personal anecdotes. He brings an arch, academic tone to this detailed analysis, which ranges from kimchi to globalization. Fans of innovative nonfiction will find much to admire. Todiwala amplifies the vivid personality of the author, as well as the intellectual... Read More

  • MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

    MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Kendra Michaels, Book 10

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Elisabeth Rodgers narrates the latest installment in the Kendra Michaels series. This intense thriller opens with a group of FBI agents being led to a victim's burial site by serial killer James Michael Barrett. But when they get there, a bomb explodes, killing almost everyone. Kendra Michaels, an FBI consultant who used to be blind, is called to the scene. Her allies race to... Read More

  • MOONRISE OVER NEW JESSUP

    MOONRISE OVER NEW JESSUP

    by Jamila Minnicks | Read by Karen Chilton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Karen Chilton's performance of this debut novel is what happens when an outstanding narrator finds their perfect match in a text. In 1957, Alice Young flees her home in rural Alabama and lands in New Jessup, an all-Black town that has spent generations carving out a place for itself as a safe haven for Black families. There, Alice falls for Raymond Campbell, a man whose... Read More

  • TRAITOR'S DANCE

    TRAITOR'S DANCE Sam Capra, Book 6

    by Jeff Abbott | Read by Kevin T. Collins

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Kevin T. Collins provides an even and engaging performance of this spy thriller. Sam Capra is a single father who maintains a covert identity as a spy. In the opening passages, Sam is directed to follow a trail left behind by Markus, another spy, who defected to Russia and who is now attempting a return to the U.S., possibly to reunite with his daughter. Sam's 13-year-old son... Read More

  • THE SKEPTICS' GUIDE TO THE FUTURE

    THE SKEPTICS' GUIDE TO THE FUTURE What Yesterday's Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Steven Novella, Bob Novella, Jay Novella | Read by Steven Novella

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The voice behind the long-running podcast "The Skeptics' Guide" to the Universe" is back with this fascinating look at the future of science and technology. Dr. Novella is thoroughly comfortable with the subject matter and technical language, and his welcoming New England-tinged voice is inviting for the nonscientist. With humility and just the right amount of detail, he... Read More

  • BEHIND THE SCENES

    BEHIND THE SCENES

    by Karelia Stetz-Waters | Read by Lori Prince

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    For listeners of Sapphic romance, Lori Prince's voice is the sound of love and everything that goes with happily-ever-afters. In this story of two hearts needing healing and affirmation, business consultant Rose Josten and filmmaker Ash Stewart meet during a pivotal moment in their careers. As they prepare a Hail Mary movie pitch to secure funding, they grow closer, and... Read More

  • THE LAST KINGDOM

    THE LAST KINGDOM Cotton Malone, Book 17

    by Steve Berry | Read by Scott Brick

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Scott Brick returns to narrate the newest Cotton Malone thriller, which is steeped in the history of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and a questionable modern-day claim to a new kingdom. Brick's brawny voice depicts a still-robust Malone as he is called out of semiretirement as a favor to his mentee, Luke, who is voiced with occasional Southern charm. Extended conversations with King... Read More

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